Tuesday, May 11, 2010

My gardening

Today I wanted to share some pictures of my plantings of seeds and flowers. We got lots of window boxes: most of them are for the front of the house and some of for the back. I bought too many geraniums because this year, I have decided to mix them up with other flowers like lantanas and other hanging flowers. But of course, I had forgot my new plans when I went to the store so I decided to add window boxes for the back of the house as well. Unfortunately, the weather is still going backward so it's really cold right now. Here are my window boxes ready for summer. (click to enlarge)
On the next picture, you can see all my seedlings. ( click to enlarge). But because of the weather, they are vegetating. It's really bad because they had started to grow so well when the weather got warmer ...
Barbara wanted to know what I planted. As you can see, I used some clear plastic boxes as nuseries. I have quite a lot: phlox, sweet williams, carnations, centaurea, clarkia, wallflower, zinnias, snap dragons, hollyhocks, godetias, african daisies, ficoide, and sunflowers. ( you can click on each flower name to see what they look like if you want to). Hopefully, we'll get a great garden one day ... if the warm weather decide to change its mind ...
Sharon, I also planted some gazanias but with the lack of sun, the flowers don't want to open. I'll take a picture when the sun will want to be a little nicer with us .
I'm stitching more so here my latest progress:
Thanks for stopping by !!!

14 comments:

Beatrice said...

Wow it looks like you are going to have a beautiful Garden.
I'm sure I will miss my gardening...but more time for stitching!
Your little sleeping baby stitching is so sweet!

Daffycat said...

These are going to look wonderful! I love window boxes. When I visit England, that is one thing I really LOVE to see...all the beautiful window boxes and hanging baskets ~ everywhere you look! Our climate just isn't friendly to small containers. Window boxes here would ROAST in the heat of Summer! I'm looking forward to seeing your in full bloom!

Mel said...

Love the garden! Very pretty.

Kathy A. said...

What wonderful choices for your gardens! There will be lots of beautiful color to share.
Love your sleeping baby stitch.

mainely stitching said...

You're going to have such a lovely garden!! :D

Annette said...

What a beautifull flowers.
I hope it will work with your seeds..
Great progress on teh WIP

Lesleyanne said...

Your window boxes are going to be beautiful. Lovely progress on your stitching.

Mylene said...

You sure been busy with your garden, can't wait to see them blooms.

Stitching progress is looking great.

barbibouille said...

Tu as préparé ton fleurissement d'été c'est prometteur.
Tes 3 loulous changent et grandissent piuffff

Pumpkin said...

Look at all your lovely plants! I can't wait to see them all in bloom later on :o)

Yes, you have made some progress on your stitching! Looking good :o)

Rachel S said...

You have a great start on the planting! And your WIP looks wonderful!

leechbabe said...

Looking forward to lots of beautiful garden pictures. I'm sure your garden is going to be gorgeous :)

Suzanne said...

How lovely to be able to have window boxes. I hope the weather improves so that you start to get flowers.

Please send me an email with your postal details, I have a few charts to send you.

Wendy said...

Lovely picture of your gardening. I should be doing that too, but I rather do my cross stitching ;) since I only have one day a week for myself.